Saturday, July 18, 2009

Drew Barrymore Biography

Date of Birth
22 February 1975, Culver City, California, USA

Birth Name

Drew Blyth Barrymore


5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Biography

Charming, free-spirited and - above all - talented, Drew Barrymore has come a long way since her big-screen breakout in Steven Spielberg's beloved sci-fi blockbuster, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982). Despite a troubled and much-publicized adolescence during which she appeared in only a handful of films, Barrymore's star was officially on the rise during the mid-90s with notable appearances in Poison Ivy (1992), Bad Girls (1994/I), Boys on the Side (1995), Batman Forever (1995), Woody Allen's Everyone Says I Love You (1996) and Wes Craven's Scream (1996/I). Turns in The Wedding Singer (1998), Ever After (1998), Never Been Kissed (1999), Charlie's Angels (2000), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001) and Donnie Darko (2001) followed, proving to once-cynical audiences that Barrymore was not only a capable leading lady, but also a gifted and versatile actor. Recent projects have included 50 First Dates (2004), Fever Pitch (2005), Music and Lyrics (2007), Curtis Hanson's Lucky You (2007) and the forthcoming Grey Gardens (2009) (TV).
IMDb Mini Biography By: Nate

Tom Green (7 July 2001 - 15 October 2002) (divorced)
Jeremy Thomas (20 March 1994 - 18 February 1995) (divorced)


She was the Guest Host for "Saturday Night Live" (1975) when viewers voted that Andy Kaufman would never be allowed to return to the show.

Never finished high school.

Originally offered the lead role in Scream (1996/I) but chose to play Casey Becker because she thought it would be more fun.

Was engaged to Jamie Walters for a brief period of time.

Chosen by "People" magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. [1997]

Daughter of John Drew Barrymore and Jaid Barrymore. Half-sister of John Blyth Barrymore. Niece of actress Diana Barrymore. Granddaughter of actor John Barrymore and Dolores Costello, on her father's side. Great-granddaughter of silent film actor Maurice Costello and Mae Costello. Great-niece of famed actors, Ethel Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore.

She is half Hungarian from her mother's side.

Listed as one of twelve "Promising New Actors of 1984" in John Willis' Screen World, Vol. 36. [1984]

Steven Spielberg gave her a quilt for her birthday with a note "Cover yourself up". Enclosed was a copy of the January 1995 issue of Playboy Magazine for which she posed nude, with the pictures altered by Spielberg's art department so that she appeared fully clothed.

Her favorite poet is e.e. cummings.

Won the 1999 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Award for favorite movie actress.

Her godmothers are Sophia Loren and Anna Strasberg.

As a child, she auditioned for the role of Carol Ann in Poltergeist (1982).

She was formerly a vegan: "I don't eat a ton of meat, and I don't wear a ton of leather, but I just don't put strict limitations on myself anymore".

She was, at seven years old, the youngest person ever to host "Saturday Night Live" (1975).

Was offered the leading part of Nomi Malone in Showgirls (1995), but turned it down because she felt uncomfortable with the explicit nudity displayed in the script.

Her $3-million Beverly Hills mansion caught fire while she and fiance Tom Green were inside sleeping. The couple made it safely out, but the house was ruined. [February 2001]

Born at 11:51 AM.

During an appearance on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (1996), she said that she never watches any of the movies she stars in.

Published an autobiographic book titled "Little Girl Lost" (co-written by herself and contributor Todd Gold) in 1990. At the time of completing the book she was 14.

Married Tom Green twice, 1st eloping to the South Pacific in March 2001, then on July 7, 2001 before family and friends in a ceremony in Malibu, California.

She and Tom Green honeymooned in Ireland.

Ranked #61 in Premiere's 2002 annual Power 100 List.

Measurements: 34C-24-34. (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine).

In honour of Bill Clinton turning 50, John Kennedy Jr. had Drew pose as Marilyn Monroe on the cover of his magazine, "George", with the heading, "Happy Birthday, Mr. President", which Marilyn Monroe sang to his father at the now-infamous 19 May 1962 Birthday Salute to President John F. Kennedy. (September 1996).

3 February 2004: Got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, joining her famous relatives Ethel Barrymore, John Barrymore and Lionel Barrymore as recipients of that honour.

Was engaged to Fabrizio Moretti, drummer in the band The Strokes. [2004]

Godmother of the late Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love's daughter, Frances Bean.

Referenced by name in the Invertigo song "Typical".

One of her hobbies is photography.

Owns her own production company, "Flower Films".

She is allergic to garlic, bee stings, perfume and coffee.

Lived with David Crosby and his wife for over a year.

Became a Boston Red Sox fan during the filming of the movie Fever Pitch (2005).

Her first of two impulsive marriages was to Welsh-born Jeremy Thomas, who was a Los Angeles barkeep. They had known each other only six weeks before they married, which was decided within hours one night. The impromptu setting was at Thomas' bar, "The Room," on Cahuenga Boulevard, shortly after 5:00 a.m, on March 20, 1994. Supposedly both were sober. The minister was a clairvoyant from a psychic hot line who arrived within a half an hour after being paged.

She was delivered by Dr. Paul Fleiss, father of Heidi Fleiss.

Best friends with Cameron Diaz since Charlie's Angels (2000).

Drives a Porsche Carerra.

Currently (2005) lives part time in Hollywood Hills, and part time in Mahattan, New York.

When she found out that a 23-year-old girl wanted to be on MTV's "I Want a Famous Face" (2004) and have cosmetic surgery to look like her, she contacted the girl and successfully convinced her to not have the surgery.

Ranked #5 in VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars".

Personal assistant is Kelly Kall.

Is the spokesperson of Lancome.

Was ranked #3 in E's 50 cutest child stars all grown-up. (2005).

Model for Missoni. (2006)

Her godfather Steven Spielberg is also the godfather of Gwyneth Paltrow.

Is a huge fan of The Beach Boys and appeared in their music video, "Rock and Roll To The Rescue" as well as singing "Wouldn't It Be Nice" in the film 50 First Dates (2004). Other favorite musicians include The Beatles, Daft Punk, Lauryn Hill, Coldplay Ratt and Beck.

Was named as an Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Program. [2007]

On February 3, 2007, she became a member of "Saturday Night Live" (1975)'s "five-timer" club, which consists of celebrities who have hosted five or more times. She is the second female member to date, the first being Candice Bergen.

Great-granddaughter of Maurice Barrymore and Georgiana Barrymore. Great-great granddaughter of Louisa Drew. Great-grand-niece of Sidney Drew. Grand-niece of S. Rankin Drew, Ethel Colt, John Drew Colt, and Samuel Colt.

Close friend of Nancy Juvonen. She and Nancy have a production company together called Flower Films.

Ranked #40 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.

Referenced by name in the movie Monkeyshine (2008).

EdenPark, a punk band from York, Pennsylvania, recorded a song called "Barry Loves Drew Barrymore" on their limited edition, 2002 vinyl release, "Journey To The Center Of Skull Mountain.".

Broke up with Justin Long. They had dated for about a year. [July 2008]

Referenced in the Tim Sandlin book "Jimi Hendrix Turns Eighty" as the future governor of California.

Auditioned for the Nicole Kidman role in Moulin Rouge! (2001).

Personal Quotes

I know certain actors are totally screwed up on drugs, yet it gets covered up. Why wasn't I excused for 'exhaustion' or 'the flu'?

There's something liberating about not pretending. Dare to embarrass yourself. Risk.

If I ever start talking to you about my 'craft', my 'instrument', you have permission to shoot me.

I believe in fate. I believe that everything happens for a reason, but I think it's important to seek out that reason - that's how you learn.

I believe you can be the person that you dream of being.

[On her favorite movies to make]: I try to make movies that I would want to go see rather than ones I would just want to do as an actor. I want people to have movies full of romance and hope and empowerment, something they can escape into and feel good about. I love happy endings.

[On her morning routine]: Every morning I stay in bed for ten minutes to ponder my place in the universe. Then I wash my face and check my karma.

Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.

I love levity. As crazy as I am, I just love to laugh!

I'm getting older so those dark circles are really starting to show. Now, I'm starting to look like Night of the Living Dead.

When I lay my head on the pillow at night, I can say "I was a decent person today". That's when I feel beautiful.

There's nothing like the power of a smile.

[As quoted in Woman's World (5-24-05 issue]: I'd rather be a few pounds heavier and enjoy life than be worried all the time.

I don't want to sit around and hope good things happen. I want to make them happen.

[Quoted in Woman's Day, 11-1-05]: My whole life, I've wanted to feel comfortable in my skin. It's the most liberating thing in the world.

My parents are not bad people. It was just a case of them not wanting a child.

You have to fight unhappiness like a dragon with fire and breathe.

As much light as I have inside me, there's just as much darkness, I'm afraid. There's a polarity, and I still have demons to work out.

"I love women who have fought to the change the world and made a difference. I want to be one of them myself".

I did karaoke once - a Pat Benatar song - and my friends looked at me with disgust. (In Style/Sept/2006)

I just think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness. If somebody walks in the room and they're drop-dead gorgeous and sexy, it's really fun to look at. But if someone is giving of their spirit and they make you laugh and feel good, that's a whole other level of beauty.

[on her attraction to Christian Bale] He's so cute! And I knew him when he was a kid. He was in Empire of the Sun (1987). If he walked into the room now, I would totally clam up. Or I might go overboard and embarrass myself.

Music and Lyrics (2007) $15,000,000
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) $14,000,000
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) $250,000 (scale)
Donnie Darko (2001) $500,000
Charlie's Angels (2000) $9,000,000
Ever After (1998) $3,000,000

Where Are They Now

(June 2005) Currently filming her new Curtis Hanson movie, Lucky You (2007), a drama, in Los Angeles.


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